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Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
the battles over bilingual education, the idea that we should be dealing with each other in two languages. well, i've just been spending a ton of time in a place where i only speak one of 11 official languages, right? so you go to a place, there's a wonderful place if newtown -- in newtown, this part of johannesburg that kind of helps represent this hybridizing, modernizing, cultural place, a kind of african cosmopolitan place. it's a cafÉ where people come and do spoken word, sort of like louder than a bomb. except in five or six or seven languages. and, you know, you'll walk in there and somebody will begin a poem and then lapse into english. have a little zulu, go into afrikan and somehow that entire group of 300 people gets enough of the gist of what's going on to have the experience of that kind of cross-cultural exchange ing. that means people who grew up speaking 11 different languages are in the room together and having one conversation. so i think there's a ton that we have to learn about that. i think even though it will sound odd to say, i think we have a ton to learn about ho
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